Children’s Health Expo

It was a great turnout at the Children’s Health and Harmony Expo in Asheville on Sunday December 6. High Touch High Tech had a booth set up with some really neat science items along with a demo of Space Mud! About 60 kids had the opportunity to make this ooey, gooey, sticky stuff!! What a fun science way to spend a Sunday with the kids!

Oasis of the Seas

Oasis Youth Staff 2009All Aboard!!! Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has just opened their newest and LARGEST ship, Oasis of the Seas! The new ship has many activities on board for not only adults but for kids too! High Touch High Tech has their very own science lab to help facilitate their Adventure Science program. HTHT has been providing science programs for Royal Caribbean Cruise ships for 11 years!! That is 11 years of making SCIENCE FUN and to prove that you never stop learning even on vacation!

Down Deep

Fifth Graders at Estes Elementary School had a great hands on science experience while learning about life Down Deep in our oceans. The students used Slinky’s to see sound waves, shortening fat to feel how blubber insulates and listened to soothing whale songs. Dinosaur Dan really made a splash with the kids at Estes Elementary…literally!!!

Minor Earthquake

Many of you don’t know this but there were reports of a minor earthquake that ROCKED Mars Hill Elementary School!! Well…it wasn’t a real earthquake but Dinosaur Dan presented a great program there called Funomena that deals with some of earth’s natural events. Along with the earthquake, there were volcanic eruptions and of course tornadoes in a tube! Luckily, no one was hurt and everyone had a great time learning about the earth!

Go Public

On November 5, businesses in the area along with Asheville City Schools Foundation celebrated the schools of Asheville City! It was a great turnout at the Double Tree Biltmore for the silent auction to help raise money for schools. Dinosaur Dan is a such a fan of Asheville City Schools Foundation that he is a board member! High Touch High Tech was also a partner and corporate sponsor of this great celebration. What a wonderful way to help support our local students and teachers!

After school enrichment

High Touch High Tech is providing a wonderful after school enrichment program at Carolina Day School. Students participate in many different activities and continue to grow and learn for an hour after their regular school day once a week. Every student has their very own cool science name and also something neat to take home to show what they learned that day!

Black Mountain Elementary

On October 8th and 9th, High Touch High Tech went out to Black Mountain Elementary School where scientists facilitated the Finally Fun Machines program. The students learned about what a simple machine was and also made their own screw with threads using a die and a carrot. By using a “facilitator”, students were able to see many of the simple machines and how they work!